Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Syrians continue to protest after the death of at least four protesters

Thousands of people protested on Saturday against the Syrian authorities during the funeral of two protesters were killed Friday in clashes against security forces. The participants in the merger, which took place in the southern city of Derra, called for "freedom" and accused the government of "treason." The security forces on Friday killed at least four demonstrators and injuring hundreds of people in several Syrian cities, where they organized unprecedented protests against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, in power since 2000.

In Derra, 120 kilometers south of Damascus, "the police opened fire on opponents," explained a human rights activist, adding that authorities "kidnapped" to several people in the hospitals to carry "to an unknown destination" . Other sources say up to six people. "God, Syria, Freedom. Anyone who kills his own people is a traitor." This is the slogan repeated those who attended Saturday's funeral Wisam Mahmoud al-Ayash and Yauabra in Derra.

The police responded with tear gas against protesters. The authorities explained their actions on Friday claiming that several citizens were "seized" of a rally to "provoke riots" and committing "violent acts, like burning cars and shops. Meanwhile, ten women were arrested on Wednesday in Damascus during a demonstration in support of political prisoners have empezdo a hunger strike in prison in Duma.

They are accused of "promoting racism and religious difference."

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